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Witches Stew - Halloween Trail Mix

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This is something my mom and I would make when I was younger so I could bring it to school to share with my class.  I remember I never wanted to give other people the "recipe" because I wanted it to be my thing.  I think it is about time I stop being selfish and share this with everyone.

Ingredients:
  • Ants
  • Blood Drops
  • Cat Claws
  • Chicken Toenails
  • Cat Eyes
  • Butterfly Wings
  • Worms
  • Broom Sticks
                                 Actual Food:
  • Raisins
  • Hot Tamales
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Candy Corn
  • M&M's
  • Fritos
  • Cheetos
  • Pretzels


Just mix everything up and you have your stew!  I used to just bring it all in in one big bowl, but if you want to get it all ready to pass out, get little baggies with twist ties and dish up some servings.  I've attached some tags to attach to the baggies so everyone knows exactly what they're eating.
HMice2 years ago
Fantastic job! One question though, What are the witches broomsticks? They aren't mentioned in the list, but they are on the tag... Is it just me?
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  HMice2 years ago
Ooops! Thanks for catching that! It was originally Bat Bones which were shoestring potatoes, but I couldn't find shoestring potatoes, so I bought pretzels and thought they looked more like broom sticks.
Ok, cool.
This is really cute, ive always heard of the idea of giving a gift bag but this looks so cute and it really made we want to give a treat bag out this year.
:D Thanks, I hope you have fun putting your treat bags together :)
mariesegal2 years ago
Great Pics! I love this.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  mariesegal2 years ago
Thank you! It was hard to get all the treats in one shot!
HollyMann2 years ago
Wow those look awesome - such a great idea and nice you're letting people download the tag too!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  HollyMann2 years ago
Thanks, and you gotta have the tag!
Renee!2 years ago
How creative! Those look so spooky- perfect for passing out to trick-or-treaters ;)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Renee!2 years ago
Thanks!
Replace the David's sunflower seeds with David's pumpkin seeds and it will be perfect!
I totally agree with you! Or at the very least put shelled sunflower seeds in the mix. Who wants to have to take the time to stop and shell sunflower seeds when eating trail mix type foods?
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  happy2bmom2 years ago
You make a good point. I just went with the recipe I had originally, but I've seen different variations of this and that's what's awesome. You can use whatever you want and you just need to think of some spooky name for the ingredients you use :)
shellycaron2 years ago
This is so cute!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  shellycaron2 years ago
Thanks! I thought they looked nice in their little baggies :)
sunshiine2 years ago
what a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thanks :)